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by Lartrak
Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Wii-U Pre-orders
Replies: 18
Views: 2204

Re: Wii-U Pre-orders

Oh, you're one of THOSE :evil: This is why we can't have nice things. Funny thing is that wasn't my original idea when I reserved it. But my financial situation has changed a little bit, and it'll be a lot easier to afford six months or so down the line. But I have no compunctions about doing it - ...
by Lartrak
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Wii-U Pre-orders
Replies: 18
Views: 2204

Re: Wii-U Pre-orders

I pre-ordered it and I'm going to sell my pre-order in a couple weeks. Probably make around $150. I'll get a Wii U when they're commonly available and the library is up to snuff. I got a Wii day one, which was kind of neat but it took a long time for the library to really make it worth it.
by Lartrak
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: The Witcher 2
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: The Witcher 2

I've been hearing the Witcher 2 will kill almost any moderate PC, even on lower settings (evidently running in low doesn't help that much). I just started playing the Witcher a few days ago (yay for the Steam summer sale) and am liking it so far, but am wary my PC may be unable to handle the sequel....
by Lartrak
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Game collection sold for $1,225,599.99
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: Game collection sold for $1,225,599.99

Yeah, that's pretty incredible, I don't find the amount crazy at all either. I'd be curious to see an estimated market value for it pieced out, but a ton of that stuff is so rare I have no idea of the value. The complete Super Famicom collection has to be worth like $100k by itself, right? You can u...
by Lartrak
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: TechTalk: Past Failures Marvels Today
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: TechTalk: Past Failures Marvels Today

3D imaging predates the motion picture. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereoscope I've always thought that was pretty amazing. Another one is the fax machine. Dates back to the 1840s, and was in commercial use before the telephone was invented. I guess they aren't exactly failures, but it's pretty ne...
by Lartrak
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Follow me on Twitter!
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: Follow me on Twitter!

I will say I've found twitter to be a nice way of getting a customized news feed. I guess that's what RSS is supposed to be for, but whatever.
by Lartrak
Tue May 29, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Has anyone bought a vita?
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Has anyone bought a vita?

My girlfriend bought one at launch. They're pretty cool devices - solid enough battery life, great screen, and the controls are much improved over the regular PSP (always hated the PSP disc, pretty fine with the Vita ministicks). Some good games, plays movies great, etc. There's a lot of cool downlo...
by Lartrak
Tue May 29, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: New NES game: Nomolos - Storm the Catsle
Replies: 2
Views: 743

Re: New NES game: Nomolos - Storm the Catsle

Didn't realize this was out! Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to buy a copy soon. It doesn't look quite as polished as Battle Kid to me, but still worth a purchase. Think I'll buy it with the box, always had a soft spot for NES boxes even though the things fall apart so quickly.
by Lartrak
Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: So, guess I've been here a while.
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: So, guess I've been here a while.

I wasn't here before the reset, but rather shortly after if memory serves. Dreamcast wasn't dead when I joined, but it was down to $50 so pretty damn close. Did learn a lot here, and honestly the appeal of playing NES games (and the incredibly low price point) was a major reason I ended up with a Dr...
by Lartrak
Thu Apr 12, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Barcade - Great place to drink and play classic games
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: Barcade - Great place to drink and play classic games

That sounds awesome. Here in St. Louis... http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/951947596/the-8-bit-bar-st-louiss-geek-bar Very sad that this looks like it won't get done. I did my part and tried to raise awareness, but the guys who put this together did not do enough ground work (my opinion) building...
by Lartrak
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: should i consult a health professional?
Replies: 26
Views: 3013

Re: should i consult a health professional?

So, today my gangrene finally took a turn for the worse and toe loss is now up to 4. Should I go to the doctor or just tough it out?
by Lartrak
Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: So, guess I've been here a while.
Replies: 6
Views: 950

Re: So, guess I've been here a while.

Me too. :o

Wow.
by Lartrak
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Mass Effect 3
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

Re: Mass Effect 3

Yeah, not only does Garrus eventually come back in ME2, he gets the best character reintroduction anyone gets in the entire trilogy.
by Lartrak
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Mass Effect 3
Replies: 19
Views: 2341

Re: Mass Effect 3

I liked how my internet went out, and since I have the From Ashes DLC, I couldn't play ME3 at all til it got fixed. Nice extra "feature" EA.
by Lartrak
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Pier Solar And The Great Architects
Replies: 11
Views: 2039

Re: Pier Solar And The Great Architects

Is it actually up there with greatest 16-bit RPGs of all time? Everyone gives it bonus points for being a "great accomplishment" or something, but I don't care about that. I can't shake the assumption that it's more of a $10 "pretty good" Steam title and the whole Genesis thing is just fluff. I'm n...
by Lartrak
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Xbox 720 GPU details
Replies: 32
Views: 3353

Re: Xbox 720 GPU details

The one thing that'd be nice if they go the way of something like Steam is if they have sales like Steam does. But based on what I see of the prices on Xbox Live (completely ridiculous, disc copies are usually half the price) that's not going to happen. Basically the only reason I buy stuff on Steam...
by Lartrak
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: Xbox 720 GPU details
Replies: 32
Views: 3353

Re: Xbox 720 GPU details

It's worth mentioning all we have so far is an "unnamed source" who provides literally zero details. It's a big deal to me though - it means I may skip the 720 entirely if it's true. A major part of what I like about console stuff is collection/older stuff.
by Lartrak
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: So Resident Evil 6... Not Excited?
Replies: 26
Views: 4139

Re: So Resident Evil 6... Not Excited?

The blended medium, the plot, the graphics. It was entirely new and innovative. Ever play the original Alone in the Dark? Quite a bit of the first RE feels cribbed from it (the type of puzzles, pre-rendered backdrops, control scheme, and elements of the music). The first RE game is one of my favori...
by Lartrak
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Hours put in for grad school
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Hours put in for grad school

So I just started grad school. Looking at the workload got me thinking. I remember hearing for undergrad classes you were supposed to put in something like 2-3 hours for every credit hour of the class in a week, which I found to be ridiculously high for almost all my classes. For grad classes, I'm h...
by Lartrak
Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Gaming Forum
Topic: So what are you playing this winter?
Replies: 45
Views: 4773

Re: So what are you playing this winter?

I finally beat Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Pretty enjoyable, though I don't like the ending system or the execution. It's worth playing through and owning, especially now that it's already like half off. I just bought Saint's Row Double Pack. Going to beat the first game, then do the campaign of 2 co...